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Memo on US Supreme Court Decision on IRAP v. Trump upholding September 24, 2017 Presidential Proclamation of Travel Ban

On June 26, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding President Trump’s third Muslim Ban. MESA continues to believe that the travel ban is at odds with fundamental principles upheld by the scholarly community including non-discrimination and a commitment to the free exchange of ideas. MESA will continue to take proactive steps to mitigate the adverse impact of the travel ban on research collaborations, scholarly activities and the students in our community.

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Need of proper medical attention for Hamid Babei, serving a 6-year sentence on unsubstaniated charges

Letter protesting the withholding of proper medical attention to Hamid Babaei, a doctoral student of finance who is serving a 6-year prison sentence in Iran on unsubstantiated charges, and who is suffering ill health. This letter follows an earlier letter sent by CAF in May 2014 protesting Babaei’s imprisonment without due process.

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Imprisonment and Maltreatment of University of Texas Student Omid Kokabee

Concern regarding the imprisonment and maltreatment of Omid Kokabee, a doctoral student in physics at the University of Texas at Austin, who was arrested in February 2011 during a visit to Iran and incarcerated at Evin Prison without clear charges or a trial for 15 months. He was later sentenced to 10 years in prison on unsubstantiated charges.

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